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Revolutionary War Battle at Blue Licks, KY - Genealogy Trails

On a hill next to the Licking River in what is now Robertson County, Kentucky (but was then in Kentucky County, Virginia a force of about 50 Canadian and American Loyalists along with 300 American Indians ambushed and routed 182 Kentucky militiamen. His rude and bold nature had received a sinister education and he seemed marked from his infancy to be the scourge of the frontier. Early set up begins on Wednesday November 3rd. . Like all park systems around the country there have been budget cuts in Kentuckys State Parks and it was great to see the staff at Blue Licks put on this fine program.

Consider their difficulties and dangers, the peril of their new position and vindicate the memory of Boone and Todd. Pinson is from Michigan and expounded on many of the Great Lakes tribes.

It will be mentioned whenever men tell of the battle of the Blue Licks. The return of the adventurers was by way of Havana and Philadelphia and thence, through Fort Pitt, to the Falls of the Ohio, and thus was the trade of the South and West opened, by a veritable circumnavigation. The great danger was forever gone.